This Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day. What better way to celebrate mothers than a blog post tribute? And a link-up, of course!

Today, over on the Compassion blog, we have a guest post from Rachel Martin. Rachel blogs at Finding Joy and she is passionate about motherhood.

Her post today embraces her own journey as a mother but also evolves into thoughts about mothers living in extreme poverty. It will get you thinking. And maybe it’ll give you some inspiration for this month’s assignment.


Compassion's Child Survival Program

This month, your writing assignment is to write from the perspective of a mother living in extreme poverty and raising a child in the developing world.

  • What challenges would you face?
  • What would you think about in the morning or at night?
  • What is at the heart of motherhood?

Don’t be intimidated by this, especially the guys out there or you ladies who aren’t moms. And don’t be limited by the few bullets I’ve included here. You’re welcome to take liberties with the assignment as you dig into the connection between motherhood and poverty.

I know you have it in you. I was absolutely thrilled to read your posts from World Malaria Day. You all really know how to dive into a creative writing lesson and bring it home!

Let’s do it again. Your voice. Your thoughts. Your tribute to moms in poverty.

Don’t forget to wrap up your post by letting your readers know what they can do to celebrate and support mothers who are living in poverty, through ongoing support of a Child Survival Program or by making a one time donation.

The Child Survival Program helps save the lives of babies and mothers in poverty by utilizing local churches to assist mothers of at-risk infants and toddlers. Mothers can give their children a fighting chance for healthy development with the supplies and training provided by the donations to this program.

After you publish your post visit the blog and link-up with us.

Also, I want to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there!


Note: If you are not a Compassion Blogger, you can sign-up to receive these assignments via email. It’s super easy.